LIFT Holiday Party – A Guest Bartending Event

Nov 8, 2017

You’re invited! 

Join us and meet our charming, VIP guest bartenders who will be serving up good drinks and good cheer. 

December 5, 2017
5:30 – 8:00pm
Theory (Sport. Dine. Lounge)
9 W. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL

Tickets: $35 pre-sale, $45 at the door (space is limited)
Price includes two drink tickets and heavy appetizers.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Meet and mingle with our dynamic and influential guest bartenders….

Showbiz Shelly. Shelly is the entertainment reporter and morning show co-host on B96. When Shelly isn’t rubbing elbows with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Justin Bieber, you might find her out on the beach playing volleyball. One of Shelly’s absolute favorite things to do is travel. Recently, Shelly has been to Iceland and Greece, and is looking to head to Spain this spring. 

Avanti Bakane. Avanti is a partner at Gordon, Rees, Scully Mansukhani by day and scuba diver/world traveler by night. In addition to exploring land and sea and bringing justice to all, Avanti is our very own LIFT Associate Board President!

Liam Healy. Liam is a founding member of LIFT’s Board of Directors and an institutional equity sales person and Head of NY sales for William Blair. Liam is a true Irishman and will be serving only Guinness. But he’ll sing you an old Irish drinking song if you’re nice.

Mike Moynihan. Mike is Managing Partner at Freeborn & Peters and member of LIFT’s Board of Directors. When not herding cats at work he flies fighter jets (this is untrue), performs with a punk rick garage band (also false), and occasionally performs maxillofacial surgery (nope- not a doctor)!

Dr. Neill Peters. Neill is member of the LIFT Board of Directors and a Dermatologist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Between pours of beer he’ll probably suggest a side of sunscreen! Neill enjoys watching his 3 daughters play soccer and perform dances at LIFT events. He is an avid Michigan football fan but is presently in search of a QB to lead his beloved Wolverines. Go Blue!

All tips and proceeds benefit the LIFT program in Tamil Nadu, India. LIFT provides quality education, leadership training, and a loving home-like environment for youth with high potential who would typically be denied schooling due to limited access to resources. For more information please visit

Thank you to our presenting sponsor